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Jul 24, 2011 6:30am PDT
right after this. >> it is a sad fact hundreds of unwanted babies abandoned on the streetsover seoul, south korea and many don't survive. >> to set up a way for unwanted babies, news partners, cgnt v in seoul. >> on this street in seoul korea, a sign says place to leave babies. this is a baby box. a thick towel covers the bottom and lights and heating keep a baby comfortable. a bell rings when somebody puts a baby in the box and a helper comes to move a baby inside. this past year, 6 infants or small children rescued here. fiscally or mentally handicapped or from unmarried mothers. >> this note says he has this handicapped. i am sorry i am not able to raise this baby. i put him in the baby box of jesus loving union church. >> reports show 600 children are abandoned in the streets every year. only 20 percent of abandoned infants and children are rescued and placed in juvenile protection centers. hundreds are said to die on the streets. numbers of infant deaths are bound to get worse as the rate of children born to single moth irs increases. government efforts have not kept up with the
Jul 28, 2011 1:00am PDT
to south korea and the seoul kospi. insurance companies are falling between 2% and 2.5% because of the torrential rains slamming the country today. and down under, the asx 200 fell about 1.5%, financials as well as retailers led the slide there. west farmers, the country's second biggest retailer fell about 2.5%. retailers are of course worried about a possible interest rate hike that could happen as soon as next month. that comes on the back of yesterday's higher than expected cpi. >> you talked about the slump on the nikkei. we saw that happening a day ago. a lot of that is partly to do, of course, with the currency. the u.s. dollar has been weakening. the yen has been gaining. this has been an issue in asia pacific. >> it sure has. over the past year, actually, the u.s. dollar has weakened by almost 10%. and this here is the graph. it's against a basket of world currencies that includes the euro, the yen and the british pound. here in asia, as the u.s. debt ceiling talks got pretty heat. the japanese yen has strengthened against the u.s. dollar. it strengthened by about 4% ri
Jul 14, 2011 2:30pm PDT
if some people were suddenly disconnected? >> well, here in seoul, south korea, we're about to find out. this country boasts the fastest broadband speeds in the world, and more than 95% of homes here have a broadband connection. so, no wonder, then, it's sometimes described as the most wired place on the planet. this sprawling high-speed broadband megacity is populated not so much by citizens but by netizens... [mouse clicks] plugged into a streaming torrent of information which is changing society at amazing speed. so, we've set ourselves a pretty tough task. targeting just one apartment block in central seoul containing homes for more than 100 south korean families, can we find anyone who will be prepared to go offline for a week and help us find out whether the internet here has become an essential part of modern living? [indistinct chattering] with the help of some posters we've designed, my translator eunice and i are off to see if there are any takers. >> [speaking korean] >> excellent. somebody's in. >> [speaking korean] >> [speaking korean] >> first impressions aren't too promis
Jul 27, 2011 4:00pm PDT
in the mountains east of seoul, korea, it was hard to pick out the people. rescuers brought them out. the injured and the dead. many of them students, said to be doing volunteer work here on their summer holiday. they had been sleeping when their homes and cabins shattered around them under the force of a powerful landslide. survivors talked about wading in the mud to be rescued. >> i was asleep at the time when i heard a big bang sound, and then the roof collapsed. >> i suddenly heard a strange sound, like a large train explosion sound, so i walked outside, and i heard someone screaming for help and saudi cabin being swept away. >> they are calling it the worst rain in this century. hundreds of house is flooded. more dead, more missing, and roads are impassable, except with the help of rescue teams and rove's. this has taken many people by surprise. 40 centimeters of rain in just one day, and another 25 centimeters to come. linzy williamson, bbc news, seoul, korea. -- lucie williamson. >> tomorrow in london, more than 1000 british veterans who were exposed to nuclear testing in the 1950's and lo
Jul 27, 2011 4:30am EDT
were able to save people after a deadly landslide northeast of seoul took place. at least 13 people died as heavy rains caused flooding that covered a resort hotel with mud. one child is still missing, six others were killed in a second landslide in seoul. >>> a diplomat from north korea is in new york today to try to restart talks on disarmament. 58 years ago today an armistice to end the war was signed. now the north koreans are asking for a peace treaty to officially end that war. they say it would help end the deadlock over north korea's nuclear ambition. >>> just three survivors are recovering this morning after a plane crash in morocco. at least 78 people were killed when the military transport plane slammed into a mountain in bad weather. there was thick fog when the aircraft crashed with 81 people aboard. the crash is morocco's worst known air disaster since 1973. >>> another scare this morning in oslo, norway. police sealed off part of the city's central train station to investigate an abandoned suitcase. meanwhile the lawyer for the gunman who confessed to killing 68 peopl
Jul 1, 2011 1:00am PDT
see. it ended down by north ok.1%, heavier losses from theok marke in australia. we have the seoul kospi, a market that rose up by 1.2%. in the meantime>/s wall street, investigators were feeling bullish as they rounded out the first v!jtc year of trading. strong manufacturing data and fading fears about the greek debt crisis dide1 manage to hel producee1 hefty gains, between and 1.25% int( the majorr the dow industrial average up the mos+gñ that 6a+. >>>lp in the meantime news that could have bearing on the course of the u.s. recovery.r a cnn source says that the u.s. treasury secretary, timothy geithner, may ber quitting, but notr out the debtrt debacle in washington. right now lawmakers are currently atr raising ey should be the u.s. can t legally borrow. unless they agree to do so soon, the countrye1 could be defaulti on itszv debt. according to the source geithner won't make the decision until things are wrapped up. as for thursday he said he would be doing his job for the foreseeable future in response to the question of what would be coming next for his t(career. >>> in an
Jul 6, 2011 7:00pm PDT
miles east of seoul and is only the second asian country to host the winter olympics. >>> the perjury trial of roger clemens opened today and the witness list includes barry bonds, josi canseco, and bud selig. jury selection is expected to take at least three days. >>> president obama held his first ever twitter town hall meeting. the president focused on jobs and the economy. >> reporter: americans have a lot on their minds. >> i think i would ask him what he is going to do about the federal budget. >> a lot of them sound off on twitter. they met tweet up with the tweeter in chief at for a. >> i will be the first president to live tweet. >> reporter: while the president announced he will be composing some of his own the tweets side with his initials, he did not do very much typing. >> what mistakes have been made in handling the recession in what would you do differently? >> one would be to explain to the american people that it will take a while to get out of this. >> reporter: as the president ramps up reelection efforts, the goal could be to add to the mix of younger voters. >> th
Jul 28, 2011 7:00am EDT
around seoul. the cleanup begins. there's also fears landmines could be among the debris. >> an air canada plane has returned to sydney shortly after taking off and reporting smoke in the galley. it was en route to vancouver and toronto. it landed safely after dumping tons of vule. no one was injured in the incident. >> heavy crisis has broken out a day after the world food program airlifted its first emergency aid to the city. that is in somalia. almost half the entirely population you are intelligently needs food and aid and millions of children are already severely malnourished. we have this report. >> the world food program stayed first earlier will be -- given the scale in somalia, it's a drop in the ocean. drought has hit so hard and more than 1/3 of the children are severely malnourished. aide agents say with so many children in this precarious situation, there's a danger disease could break out. >> in somalia almost half of the population you are intelligently needs food aid. rations have been cut in recent months and now there's a massive fundraising effort. several organiz
Jul 28, 2011 12:00pm PDT
have died. there are fears the death toll will climb even higher. our paula hancock is in seoul with more on this widespread devastation. >> reporter: three days of torrential rain, dozens of lives lost. south korea is reeling from its heaviest rain in a century, affecting all parts of society. a landslide in an affluent part of southern seoul claimed at least 18 lives. artillery unit was damaged on the nearby, the defense ministry says they are yesterday to retrieve around ten landmines planted around the base. a spokesman told reporters, "we have put up concrete blocks to prevent the land mines from floating away." a mudslide east of seoul claimed 13 lives, most of them students doing volunteer work. three workers died when their factory north of seoul collapsed. the death toll has been rising steady over the past three days. the rescue effort is ongoing, hindered by continuing rain, but the volume is easing. 12,500 military police and public servants are helping the serve and rescue operation. 5,000 in seoul alone. the president held an emergency meeting to coordinate the eff
Jul 27, 2011 4:00am PDT
are still missing. they were swallowed up by mud and debris in seoul and another town. many of the victims were college students who had been doing volunteer work. more than 15 inches of rain has fallen since last night with more on the way. >>> a mexican judge has thrown the book at an american teenager giving him the maximum sentence for a series of especially gruesome murders. the san diego born 14-year-old admits killing four people whose beheaded bodies were found hanging from a bridges. the problem, though, the maximum sentence in mexico for a minor is only three years in prison. >>> congressman david wu says he is going to resign caving to growing pressure over a sex scandal. the seven-n-me oregon democrat is accused of an unwanted sexual encounter with the 18-year-old daughter of a campaign contributor. wu claims the encounter was consensual, though. he says he'll step down as soon as the debt ceiling crisis is resolved >>> a mountain lion struck and killed by an suv on a connecticut highway had quite a journey. it turns out he had traveled nearly 1,500 miles to the east coast all
Jul 28, 2011 8:00am PDT
seoul are getting two inches an hour. >>> many cars and buses have been submerged across the city of seoul. here we're on the banks of the river that cuts seoul in two and you can see that it has burst it banks. usually you would have 100 meters of park land there. just in front there should be a basketball court. but all you can see is the net. >>> game show host alex trebek arrived on crutches. he told the audience what happened to him with the dry wit fans have come to love. >> yesterday morning chasing a burglar down the hall at my san francisco hotel until my achilles tendon ruptured and i fell in an i go nignominious ho. >>> let's go to the white house. we understand the briefing is underway. james carney there. the transportation secretary with him to talk about the debt crisis. let's take a listen. >> since congress failed to pass an faa bill, nearly 4,000 faa employees have been furloughed and as many as 70,000 construction workers across america are out of work. important airport modernization projects have been shut down in every state in the country and let me just say
Jul 10, 2011 10:00am EDT
parties will face a tough time. for democrats, the big divide will be over seoul's security. the administration has signaled some willingness to start addressing social security and may be cutting a program of debt and that is something that many rank-and-file democrats say is a nonstarter for them. >> medicare? >> that is something that a lot of democrats have objections to. they see it as something back and use -- be used effectively for the in the 2012 elections. ofple don't like those cuts they are unwilling to give that up as a political weapon. >> what does that mean for getting some sort of deal out of the house? is the dynamic the same in the senate? >> it is fairly similar in both chambers right now. right now, they're walking a tight line. the more the republicans know the more the republicans know that they need 50 or 60 democrats to pass it out of the house. the problem is not anything except they have to give up certain things and push more republicans away. the way to balance losing republicans looking democrats is very difficult for them. you see the minority
Jul 27, 2011 4:30am PDT
after flooding and landslides and resort town in the north. in southern seoul fast moving water filled the streets. ten students were killed. there was a dramatic rescue for people that scrambled on to the roof of a partially submerged vehicles to escape the water. water also filled subway stations and flooded about 800 homes. about 15 inches of rain fell there. >> scientists in northern california have a theory about gold fish were able to survive 134 days without food or power without their tank filter. their owners were forced out by a deadly earthquake. more than 180 people died in the quake. owners were allowed back this month and they found the goldfish were okay. bacteria may have kept the water clean and probably fish ate algae. their names are shaggy and dafne. >> and police are warning neighbors about a mountain lion. >>> and deal ending the n.f.l. lockout may be a double win for the 49ers. financial boost they could be in line for to build the new stadium. >> live to nick smith for the very latest for the deadly chp crash that has closed an off-ramp at 880 on in oakland.
Jun 30, 2011 7:00pm PDT
the power of its nuclear power technology outside of its capital, seoul. some 60 firms and institutions involved in construction, research and development of nuclear reactors are taking part in the three-day event. the south korean government is sponsoring the exhibition to help domestic nuclear businesses sell their technologies to other countries. the vice-minister of the knowledge economy ministry made a speech at the opening ceremony. >> translator: after fukushima accident, we checked nuclear plants. we have about 50 improvement plans and are getting ready for further inspections. >> he added that nuclear power generation stands a the at crossroads but the industry is making every effort to achieve complete safety. the displace include models and papals showing a nuclear reactor in the united arab emirates that you south korea exported in 2009. the government had earlier announced a teefrgt exporting 80 nuclear reactors by 2030. >>> time for our weekly segment, nuclear watch. our look at the fallout triggered by the accident at fukushima die each chichlt ministers of the internatio
Jul 12, 2011 7:00pm PDT
to be had across indo china as well. 25 degrees in chongqing today. seoul 25, another rapy day. and tokyo is going to be hot and steamy at 32. now we head into north america. very long frontal system impacting north america. today we've got lots of showers developing here across the lower midwest, the plains states up towards the northern rockies. particularly severe near this low pressure system from montana and across illinois as well. significant rain to be found from nebraska as well as parts of the four corners. the flooding is also going to be a concern here. looking quite showery across the southern coast of the u.s. as well. 37 degrees in wichita today. 38 in houston, so the heat really hangs on to this southeastern portion of the u.s. for europe heavy rains impacting finland, as well as strong winds. also showers into western russia as well. over towards the west, we've got this strong low pressure system that is rapidly developing. this is going to be bringing significant rain here over a wide area. as you can see, watch out for intense showers, strong thunderstorms to break out
Jul 14, 2011 7:00pm PDT
not too bad temperature-wise. 25 in seoul. 30 for beijing and 28. things are heating up in japan. tokyo at 34. sendai is well above average at 33. very, very warm conditions here. now towards the americas, scattered showers and thunderstorms for the southern area into mexico and the gulf coast states. tropical moisture and a severe weather along the two lows through concern canada and the upper rockies and northern plains. a chance of thunderstorms tonight. as for temperatures, stays hot for the mid-section. up to 36 degrees in houston. finally a look at europe. the stormy weather has been impacting the low countries. tonight with the low heading out. just a little bit longer. we will be using the stormy weather in denmark and into the scandinavian peninsula. the frontal line from the system will continue to bring a round of showers here through eastern europe and it moves through. it will bring the stormy weather and you might want to watch out for the thunderstorms. british aisles should stay dry tonight. showers as you head into friday. as for highs here, 25 degrees for london. not t
Jul 22, 2011 7:00pm PDT
is going to be the high in tokyo as well as seoul. as we head into north america, i want to show you what's happening down here with dora. you can see the way that the system over the 24-hour forecast starts to dissipate and fall apart. well, it is now already a category 1 system, and i think that by tonight, that is u.s. local time, it should be a tropical storm. but it is going to be moving fairly close to the baja peninsula as it heads to the north and to the west. wind speeds are at 150 kilometers an hour with stronger gusts. right here at the end of peninsula, you can see the pinch area. this is our tropical storm warning. so you will be having the thunderstorms and storm surge as well. high waves to be dealing with into the next 24 to 48 hours. all right. as we head now up to the big picture, severe storms are going to be pushing along the northern tier of the u.s. around i think the heaviest rain is going to be in north dakota, maybe south dakota getting some of that as well as montana. as for up toward canada, alberta and saskatchewan, maybe moderate showers out here. they won't b
Jul 27, 2011 7:00pm PDT
korea and also in seoul serious flooding situation going on here as well. this frontal system will stay with us, picking up that moisture from the east china sea. so it doesn't look like that rain is going to be weakening off anytime soon. on your thursday, we'll continue to see heavy rain occur here. more than 100 millimeters is possible, especially along the border here but in isolated areas we could see as much as 250 millimeters occur. so we're looking at heightened risks of landslides as well as flooding in the area. for japan as well, central and northern areas, looking quite stormy. due to that same system, heavy rain is expected as well today. and that could certainly bring some landslide problems here as well. now for china, the rain starts to ease off finally up in the northeastern corner. but for inland areas, it looks like we'll continue to see that heavy rain develop. it's actually been enhanced by the southerly flow coming in from the south china sea due to that severe tropical storm here. it's moving faster now at 30 kilometers an hour. it has moved out to the south china
Jul 29, 2011 7:00pm PDT
in the sea of japan. seoul says it can't guarantee their safety if they carry out their planned trip. four lawmakers from the major opposition liberal democratic party plan to visit lulu island. the island lies near the takeshima island which are claimed by both countries. they are known at tokuto in south korea. on friday, south korea's deputy foreign minister summoned japan's ambassador to south korea to convey the entry ban. kim says such a visit could have a negative impact on bilateral relations. the japanese ambassador asked south korea to reconsider its decision and allow the lawmakers entry. he called south korea's decision regrettable and added the visit is not intended to harm bilateral ties. earlier in the day, japan's foreign minister urged the two sides to deal with the matter calmly. >> translator: the relations between south korea and japan are very important. both sides should handle the matter in a calm manner. >>> next we go to our bureau in bangkok. patchari raksawong has the latest. >> reporter: vietnam's state broadcaster on thursday reported in detail on a meeting of
Jul 28, 2011 4:00am PDT
. more than 16 inches of rain fell on the capitol of seoul in 24 hours. south african health officials on wednesday described this appalling. the case of a man rescued from a morgue refrigerator after being presumed by his dead and an undertaker. the man was locked in a morgue drawer for hours before he awakened and screamed for help. authorities are investigating the incident. >>> the international space station will be sent plunging into the ocean as early as the year 2020 when it stops operating. the original plan was to bring the space coast down in 2015 but the european space agency extended its life. >>> and astronomers have discovered the first trojan asteroid. a 1,000-foot wide space asteroid along its orbital path along the sun. >>> here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,302 after tumbling 198 points. the s&p 500 sank 27 points and the nasdaq plunged 75. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo the nikkei dropped 145 points. but in hong kong the hang seng added 29. >>> down data, weak earnings, and no movement in wash
Jul 10, 2011 6:00pm PDT
-old from seoul, south korea, lives in orlando. likely she'll finish her round today at 4 under tied with angela stanford. has one win here in the united states but a big winner in korea, but again this is a whole different story. >> she might have to worry just slightly about soling this club behind the ball, that steep slope. >> i don't know if it's quite that precarious but certainly a real good break. >> you don't want to be pushing too much behind that ball, i know that. >> no. a pitch that's uphill and, as gary said, has a view of the green surface from the ball staying here and it will move to her right and starts to go a little ridge just short of the hole some 15 feet, it will start running down and away to the right. >> that's really nice. that's really nice. >> she's played a bunch of delicate shots so well. >> back at 11. >> long putt for par for stanford. >> oh, boy. that slips outside of the gimme range. that's a good 3 1/2 footer there. >> over at the 12th. >> ryu with her putt for par. this from back up against the mountain so very slow and moving to her right. >> you
Jul 6, 2011 12:00pm PDT
games. >> i think they had the summer games in seoul in '88. >>> next travelers stayed grounded following a 50-mile- wide dust storm. >> and even small doses can be dangerous. the common sugar substitute that could kill your dog. >>> skies now mostly sunny around the bay area. high pressure is weakening. some cooler air on the way. we'll tell you when coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> weather-wise if you loved yesterday you will like today more. >> i loved it. so it sounds good. >> i think a little more comfortable. it has been very hot around the bay area. looks like those temperatures are going to start heat up inland. if you look in the distance you might see patchy fog that's worked its way inside the golden gate. not much compressed right down to the surface. only 55 in pacifica with fog. all these temperatures will drop around the bay area. for this afternoon, though, still very hot inland. some temperatures well into the 90s in the hottest spots inland. 60s, 70s and 80s into fremont, 90s into the san jose area. some 60s at the coastline. you get the idea that patchy fog w
Jul 28, 2011 5:00am EDT
on the capital of seoul in 24 hours. >>> south african health officials on wednesday described as, quote, appalling, the case of a man rescued from a morgue refrigerator after he was presumed dead by his family and an undertaker. officials seiche the man was locked in a morgue drawer for hours before he awakened and screamed for help. authorities are investigating the incident. >>> russia's space agency says the international space station will be sent plunging into the ocean as early as the year 2020 when it stops operating. the original plan was to bring the space post down in 2015, but the european space agency has extended its life. >>> and astronomers say they've discovered the earth's first trojan asteroid, a 1,000-foot wide space rock that dances 50,000 miles in front of our planet along its orbital path around the sun. >>> now the first look at wall street, the dow opens at 12,302 after tumbling 198 points. the s&p sank 27 points, and the dad's plunged 75. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei dropped 145 points, but in hong kong, the hang seng adde
Jul 14, 2011 6:00pm PDT
women say they frequently face in seoul with physical abuse including slapping and groping when they walk in the streets, even if they are fully covered. the organizers say the harassment declared some women from leaving their homes. the mexican authorities have discovered the biggest marijuana plantation ever found in the country. it is on a huge field covering almost 300 acres which was surrounded by cactus and included a sophisticated system of pipes and irrigation. and members of the national union of journalists are staging a strike in a fight over jobs. a union members voted in favor of action in a protest. the bbc have apologized for any disruption to services that the strike may cause. if the u.s. government that proves not to be a safe investment, how about antique manuscript's? for example, jane austen's the original manuscript. we have more on who owns the 68 pages of work. >> emma watson had an air of healthy vigor. >> an excerpt from an unpublished novel by jane austen. jane austen's father actually died which many believe to be the reason that she abandoned the sto
Jul 27, 2011 6:00pm PDT
areas. >> seoul submerged. the worst rains south korea has seen in the century and look at the results. streets impassible. undergrounds stations closed. this is the daily commute to work. with the sudden rain, the streets are flooded. it is hard to get around. in this summer it's stopped raining. the weather has left its mark. this is the aftermath of money -- many mudslides. soldiers from the south korean army have been drafted in. the cleanup operations have begun. for local people, it is too early to think of rebuilding. >> there are some money destroyed homes including my house and a loss of lives. we were so desperate, we cannot imagine how we can recover. >> this misery is not overreact. forecasters say the rain will continue until friday. >> a cargo plane has crashed into the sea of south korea near an island. it was found by coast guard patrol boats. the pilot and co-pilot were killed. it is understood the boeing 747 experienced technical difficulties and was returned to the airport. >> this is "newsday". >> i am kasia madera in london. the headlines. libya has condemned the d
Jul 27, 2011 2:30pm PDT
of rescue teams. lucy williamson, bbc news, seoul, korea. >> tomorrow in london, more than 1000 british veterans who were exposed to nuclear testing in the 1950's and lost their case for damages will be hoping the supreme court will give them permission to appeal. the elderly veterans believe there ill health is due to exposure during the tests, but the ministry of defence has contested that claims since 2004. our correspondent reports. >> not until 10 seconds and could anybody in look. so intense was the man made sun that people miles away with their back turns and hands over their eyes are aware of its fantastic brilliance. >> basically, we had no protection, no warning. nothing at all. all the to do is just stand and look at the bomb, basically, all we could do is just stand. cover our eyes in case we were blinded by the flash. >> he was a 19-year-old soldier when he witnessed the nuclear tests in the pacific. by the age of 21, he was of the army and suffering constant ill health. the mod has denied a link between the exposure and and illnesses, leaving them to fight it out through t
Jul 7, 2011 9:00pm PDT
needs of the city of seoul. -- cities as all whole. it is good for us to know what the health care needs of the city are going to be in the next couple of years or long term. so, making sure those who do planning and other things, that we think strategically about the need citywide and also neighborhood by neighborhood. and we were able to do that and pass that legislation as a district-elected supervisors, even though this is legislation that impacts the entire city in the future of health care in san francisco for many years to come. i think it is possible to do both. it is definitely possible. >> let's talk about budgets. the city is faced with tough budget decisions. including where to make cuts and whether or not to increase taxes. how will he make these tough choices -- will you make these tough choices? supervisor campos: the budget is the most important policy document that the city can pass. it reflects the priorities of city government. i believe we have to be creative in how we look at the issue of the budget. it is important for me that certain things happen. i think that pub
Jul 27, 2011 5:00am EDT
resort near the capital of seoul. people taking erefuge on the roof of cars. businesses and homes all inundated. this is "bbc world news." the headlines this hour. norway's intelligence chief says the man behind the attacks acted on his own. >> and the table says they are responsible for a suicide attack that kills the mayor of kandahar. rebels in the city of misratah say they are making small but significant moves near tripoli. they are advancing on a town less than 100 miles from the capital. once that falls, they believe the road to the west would open up. gabe real sent this report from misratah. >> it's a rare moment of quiet on misratah's western front. fighters are moving ahead. they captured this line and are now taking the -- advantage of the lull in fighting to regroup. for nearly two months misratah was stuck in a bloody stalemate and the rebels engaged fears daily battles with gaddafi troops. a kind of trench warfare. both sides taking heavy casualties. neither side making any gains, though. now they believe once the next town falls the road to tripoli will be open. but th
Jul 27, 2011 5:00am PDT
and ten are missing after heavy rains in the capital sit in south korea. in southern seoul fast moving waters filled the streets. ten college students were killed. there was a dramatic rescue of people that scrambled on to the roofs of partially submerged vehicles to escape. also in the city water filled subway stations and flooded around 800 homes. about 15 inches fell in seoul since yesterday afternoon. >> scientists have a theory about a pair of gold fish in new zealand were able to survive 134 days without food or power for the tank's filter. the owners were forced out by a deadly earthquake. 181 people were killed in the quake. the owners were allowed back this month and they found the fish were okay. a biologist that bacteria may have kept the water clean and the fish probably ate algae to stay alive. >> just ahead at 6:00 political heavy hitter that appears to be responsible for changing ed lee's mind for running for another term. >> why the new n.f.l. agreement may be all the niners need to fund the stadium. >> i'm nick smith, an officer involved police pursuit ends when the dr
Jul 27, 2011 5:30pm PDT
dumped 15 inches of rain in and around seoul in just 17 hours. the deluge turned the capital city's streets into gushing creeks. rescue crews used ropes to pull people trapped in partially submerged cars to safety. weather forecasters warned another ten inches of rain could fall in seoul through friday. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to jeff. >> brown: autoworkers and detroit's carmakers have opened labor negotiations for the first time since escapina near-death experience during the recession. and this time the expectations have changed. kicking off with a ceremonial handshake at a plant outside detroit, representatives of the united auto workers and general motors began labor contract talks today. the union's four-year contract with the big three automakers expires in september. and the new round of talks comes at a critical time for the industry. g.m. and chrysler both filed for bankrupcy two years ago and at thtime the u.a.w. made significant concessions in wages, benefits and more to help keep the companies afloat. now, amid some early signs of a rebound
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